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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
October 14, 2021
How To Rethink What You Spend Your Time — And Life — Doing
You've only got 4,000 weeks to live — give or take. While that may come as a brutal dose of reality, it's also an opportunity to think about how you're spending that time.In this episode, we talk to Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, about the idea of time management, why none of us will ever be in control, and how we can better decide what we spend time on, and ultimately, the moments that make up a life.
October 12, 2021
5 Tips For Getting Started With Strength Training
Experts say it helps to start by establishing your goals and finding a support system to help you along the way. Next, find a training plan that works best for you.
October 11, 2021
How You Can Honor Your Heritage — And Improve Your Health — Through Food
Food is more than just fuel for your body. Food is a connection to the stories of your ancestors and the stories of your descendants.In this episode of Life Kit, Michael W. Twitty, nutritionist , and professor share their advice on how to strengthen the ties to your food traditions.
October 7, 2021
Get Your Pantry Organized With These Tips From Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman
Do you feel like you're not an organized person? Deb Perelman of the blog and cookbook Smitten Kitchen says she can relate. But when it comes to the kitchen, she's got a system that works for her. In this episode, she shares her tips for home-cooks working in small spaces with Shereen Marisol Meraji about it.
October 5, 2021
The Case For A 4-Day Workweek
Workers in all industries are suffering from burnout and the blurred lines between their professional and personal lives. A shorter workweek might help them.
October 4, 2021
How To Reframe Jealousy In Relationships
Rage, fear, possessiveness, sadness or all of the above — we all experience romantic jealousy differently, but the common denominator is the feeling of that inner alarm bell going off telling you you're going to lose your special someone.When mishandled, feelings of jealousy can lead to anything from internal strife to actual violence. But cultivated correctly, it can also be a "beautiful opportunity" to "deepen our awareness of what we want, who we care about and who we are". In this episode you'll hear how you can unlock jealousy's power.
September 30, 2021
It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens to potential college students to fill out on Oct. 1. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college.
September 28, 2021
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide
Do you know someone who is struggling and may be at risk for suicide? Here's how you can help.
September 27, 2021
How Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond With Your Kids
Reading is important both in school and at home. But how can you raise a reader? In this episode, we'll look at how reading aloud as a family can help with that and more.
September 23, 2021
Is It Laziness, Or A Sign You Need To Slow Down?
Instead of viewing laziness as something we need to fix or overcome, social psychologist Devon Price says to think of laziness as a sign that you probably need a break.
September 21, 2021
How To Stop Getting Interrupted At Work
What should you do when you get interrupted, talked over or have an idea stolen? In this episode, we share four tactics to stop interruptions and be heard in the workplace.
September 20, 2021
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism
Author Eric Garcia talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help your autistic loved one live their most fulfilling life.
September 16, 2021
Dating Over 50: It's OK To Be Nervous, But Don't Let That Stop You
Contemplating dating when you're 50 or older can feel daunting. These tips from relationship experts can help you figure out what you're looking for before you get back out there.
September 14, 2021
There's More To Getting In Shape Than How You Look
Your fitness journey isn't just physical — it's mental and emotional, too. In this episode, we'll give you the tools to stay mentally healthy while exercising.
September 13, 2021
How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy
Reporter James Factora explains how to get started with hormone replacement therapy, common misconceptions, and the importance of finding community through the process.
September 9, 2021
How To Tap Into The Good Anxiety In Your Life
It's easy to want to get rid of anxious feelings, but that's not always the best approach. Here's how you can turn that sinking feeling into something productive.
September 7, 2021
How To Thrive While Working In A Hybrid Setup
Working in a hybrid setup can be challenging as well as rewarding. Here are some tips on how to make it work.
September 6, 2021
7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of Debt
It's easy to get into debt, but harder to get out of it — especially if you don't have a plan. This episode offers strategies to help you pay off debt.
September 2, 2021
How To Receive Feedback
Receiving feedback doesn't necessarily have to be terrifying. Here are five tips to make it a little less scary and just part of the process of doing the work.
August 31, 2021
How To Rent Smarter
Creating a wish list of all the tangible and intangible things you want in your rental is a good place to start. Here's what else to consider as you look for a place to call home.